Reports from local law enforcement
Morgan County Sheriff's Office
• On April 20 a terroristic threats and acts and unlawful conduct complaint was filed by Morgan County Dispatch after a man allegedly called and threatened dispatch employees and a county judge. According to reports, the man used abusive and vulgar language during the calls. Reports state that the man has called Morgan County Dispatch 55 times from August 13, 2011 to April 20, 2012.
• On April 16 a trespass complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bostwick, location after a woman reported that several recent incidents had left her and her family fearful. The woman said on one occasion her husband was shooting firearm in the backyard when a neighbor jumped a fence and asked him to stop. Two days later, she said, the family put up no trespassing signs and when they returned home that evening they found several passages from a Bible concerning trespassing posted under the no trespassing signs. She also said that someone had stabbed her son’s kickball with a knife. The woman said over the past several years gasoline had been taken and items on her property had been disturbed.
• On April 19 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Bass Road location after a man reported that a woman struck him twice on the head. According to reports, the man stated that when he arrived home he noticed food was missing from the refrigerator and tools were gone. The man said he texted his girlfriend but got no response. Reports state that the girlfriend arrived with a friend and an altercation ensued. The man alleged that the girlfriend’s friend exited the vehicle and struck him twice on the head. A man named “Boo” then allegedly arrived and extracted the girlfriend from the man. Reports state that during the altercation deputies learned that a temporary protective order against the man had been filed by his girlfriend. The man was served with the order and removed from the property.
• On April 18 a fraud complaint was filed at a Lakewood Lane location after a man reported that he had placed an ad on Craigslist for a vacation rental. The man reported that a man had contacted him and sent a $3,800 check for the rental. The rental cost is $500. The complainant said the man who sent the check advised him to deposit the check, take the $500 and wire the remainder to a bank account. The complainant refused the offer.
• On April 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bobston Lane location after a man reported that someone had entered a shed and removed three fishing rods and reels worth approximately $225. Entrance to the shed was gained by prying the shed’s doors apart.
• On April 17 Randal Craig Hegwood, 31, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with four counts of cruelty toward children, one count simple battery, two counts simple battery family-violence and one count hindering a 911 call. According to reports, Hegwood allegedly engaged in several physical confrontations with members of a Weaver Jones Road family. Reports state that he allegedly struck a woman attempting to make a 911 call and pushed another woman down on the ground.
• On April 13 Eric Charles Wilson, 21, Madison was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. According to reports, Wilson was stopped at a traffic safety stop and an officer alleged that he smelled alcohol and marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Wilson told the officer that his passenger had been drinking and that he had a small bag of marijuana in the vehicle.
• On April 15 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Price Mill road, Bishop, location after a woman reported that when she went to her sister-in-law’s house to retrieve a table she had loaned the sister-in-law, the sister-in-law grabbed her by the hair, pushed her onto a couch and then punched her in the face.
• On April 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Interstate 20 location after a woman reported that after he car broke down, her insurance company contacted a Turner Road towing company to pick up the vehicle and take it to an auto repair shop. The woman reported that the driver of the towing company attempted to convince her to let him repair the vehicle. The woman said she declined and later noticed that her car had not been towed. She also noticed that someone had broken out a window and removed items from the vehicle. A day later, she said, the vehicle was missing. A deputy located the vehicle at the Turner Road site. The driver told the deputy that the woman had agreed to let him fix the vehicle. The woman again denied agreeing to the let the man fix the vehicle. The vehicle was then towed to the Morgan County Public Safety facility.
Madison Police Department
• On April 16 Vincente Deon Murray, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after an officer observed him walking near the front of a grocery store. The officer reported that he had served Murray with a criminal trespass notice earlier that stipulated he was not allowed on the store’s property. Reports state that Murray argued with the officer regarding the legality of the notice. The officer stated that he was told to arrest Murray by his supervisor and that initially Murray resisted the arrest, after the officer threatened to use a taser weapon.
• On April 20 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that at 11:30 a.m., she laid down to rest and left her purse on a dining room table. She said that at 3 p.m. a person known as “Boss Hog” brought her the purse and reported that he had located it near another apartment building. The woman said her driver’s license, Social Security card, debit card and insurance card were missing from the purse.
• On April 20 a larceny complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue location after a woman reported that someone took her son’s bicycle while it was parked on the porch. The woman said the bicycle was a 20-inch Mongoose bicycle valued at $100.
• On April 16 Tara Haney, 39, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, driving with a suspended license and improper tag transfer. According to reports, an officer stopped Haney for a seatbelt violation on Eatonton Highway. Consequent to the stop, the officer learned that Haney’s driving license had been suspended for an earlier DUI conviction. He also learned that the tag on Haney’s F-150 pickup truck was registered to another vehicle. During a search of the truck, reports state, an officer located a glass pipe under the driver seat that allegedly contained methamphetamine residue.
• On April 17 Kenya Shanell Rivers, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with damage to property after she allegedly damaged a man’s vehicle with a knife. According to reports, the man said he was speaking with Rivers on the phone and she threatened to damage his vehicle. A witness reported that he observed Rivers striking the vehicle with an unknown object. The officer located Rivers nearby and when he informed her that she was going to be arrested she allegedly refused to release a small child she was holding. Reports state that a woman was able to take the child and then Rivers allegedly ran into a kitchen and attempted to ingest several pills from a pill bottle. The officer was able to thwart her from taking the pills. Rivers was then transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
Printed in the April 26, 2012 edition